ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (May 29, 2019) — Property owners in Alexander County are advised of potential misleading deed solicitation forms that are being mailed out by Property Profile, Inc. of Glendora, California. Alexander County Register of Deeds, Scott Hines, said the company is sending out official-looking solicitation forms that could mislead people about getting deeds and land records on their properties.
Hines stated that numerous concerned residents and property owners have visited the Register of Deeds office asking what they should do about these deceptive-looking letters they are getting in the mail. Hines emphasized that these notices are not from the Register of Deeds office.
“Property Profile, Inc. is trying to make a huge profit off documents that are recorded in the Register of Deeds office and available to county residents for $0.25 per page in the office, or they can find copies of their deeds and land records on our webpage and print them for free,” Hines said. “Alexander County residents should be on the lookout for these misleading requests from Property Profile Inc.”
The form letter contains disclaimers disassociating themselves from any government agency and states that deeds and other land records are available from the County recorder for nominal fees. However, the form looks quasi-official and asks homeowners to pay a service fee of $86 to receive a “property assessment profile” that includes a courtesy copy of the property deed.
Hines continued, “If you receive a solicitation from this company or any other company asking you to send them money for records in the Register of Deeds office, you are under no obligation to do business with them. The Register of Deeds office will collect these forms if residents would like to drop them off in the office. We will forward them on to the North Carolina Attorney General’s office in Raleigh for action or response as a matter of concern for Alexander County residents and North Carolinians.”
For more information, contact the Register of Deeds office at 828-632-3152, or visit the new office space in the Alexander County Services Center at 151 West Main Avenue in downtown Taylorsville. To view and print your deeds and land records online, visit www.alexandercountync.gov/rod.